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dr bartolo
744502.  Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:16 pm Reply with quote

the dialect of hokkien is spoken in the fuchian region of china, and much of s/e asia. the dialect i often considered to be one of the coarsest- take for example
shian toh boh jia jia shian shai (pronounced as a hokkien speaker would) literally means "fresh peach dont eat, eat fresh shit" which implys a action of turning down good things, e.g, choosing to live in a shoebox when you can buy a house-
anyone else has any other hokkien gems?

 
'yorz
744725.  Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:50 am Reply with quote

Excellent ya ho 最好 !

LOTR in Hokkien [ If someone can transcribe: Fuck, I saw a ghost!]

http://learnhokkien.com/index.htm

 
dr bartolo
744730.  Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:56 am Reply with quote

Well... what about this amusing nursey rhyme?
peh ki peh lo hai
ang moh jia gao sai


a rough translation would be:

airplane in the sea
boeing go dink pee
the literall translation is below, whited out, so only those who have a sense of humor, shuould read it
airplane fly in to the sea
europeans eat dog shit

 

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